July 6, 1999
From: Bob Bolland
The first thing I'd like to do is to send my accolades on having such a terrific resource available to all on the Internet. It must be an enormous chore in getting all the messages and images into a usable form. The Web Manager of the Australian Museum On-line, Peter Firminger, a while back provided me with some excellent advice in "squaring away" some initial problems I was having with some tricky Java Script on my Okinawa page. I assume you must have quite a bit of support from Peter as well as others in maintaining the site. Hats off to all involved.
Also, I'd like to submit this undescribed(?) Glossodoris from Okinawa. It is from Seragaki and collected at 55m on 4 July 1990 (notum at 83mm) . . . I've collected three of these.
For further comments and full collection information see relevant page on my Okinawa website at http://rfbolland.com/okislugs/glos_sp1.html.
It is similar to another species of Glossodoris I am sending a picture of as well, but that species does not have the red and yellow colouring.
firstname.lastname@example.orgBolland, R.F., 1999 (Jul 6) A Glossodoris from Okinawa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1024
Thanks for the kind words about the Forum. Without Peter Firminger's expertise, the job would be impossible. He has tried to automate as much of the work I have to do as possible. If contributors send messages in much the same format as they appear on the site then it is fairly easy for me to import the message and pictures on to the website. Basically the content preparation is down to me.
Thanks very much for the Glossodoris pictures. The red-spotted one reminds me of something, but I may just be imagining it. No doubt if it has raised its head before someone will let us know very quickly.